Sea Otter Classic - Mountain Bike

Thursday, April 16, 2009
to Sunday, April 19, 2009
Laguna Seca Recreation Area
Monterey , CA

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See Fees Below

Online Reg. Closes:

April 12, 2009 11:59 PM Pacific Time



Event Description:

Click Here to review new 2009 USAC Mountain Bike Race Categories.

Racing License

USA Cycling has changed the mountain bike racing category structure, the link above will answer most of your questions.
Please review what follows to determine what your “new” category may be.
Beginner = CATEGORY 3
Sport = CATEGORY 2
Expert = CATEGORY 1 – USA Cycling Annual License required for registration.
Professional Category remains the same. UCI International or USA Cycling Annual License required for registration.
Semi-PRO Category has been eliminated and is no longer available.

1. You must show a current USA Cycling (USAC) or UCI International license to register and/or pick up your packet.
2. A local series license or card, or a USAC non-affiliated organization is not a legitimate license.
3. You can print a USAC "Verification to Race" form from the USA Cycling website ( You must bring the verification with you to registration. Computers are not available at Athlete Registration.
4. USA Cycling Category 2 and 3 race categories must purchase a One Day Race Permit during registration for $10.00. All racers must have a current One Day Race Permit or USA Cycling Annual License.

5. IF you have a current and valid USA Cycling Annual License at the time of Athlete packet pick-up and you previously purchased a One Day Race Permit for $10.00 – you will receive a refund of your $10.00 at that time.

Race Results

The race results system is explained in detail at:


Read the Athlete Guide for each event at: All events will award medals 5 deep and some race categories will receive sponsor merchandise.


Any and all information is subject to change at any time. Please check the Sea Otter Classic website ( frequently for updates and changes to the event schedule and for other important information.

Athlete Registration Information:

1. There are no mountain bike field limits in any race or age category. Some classes have been added/changed in 2009 – please review the classes very closely when registering. Changing your racing category class after registering will impact your race results and race times.
2. Online pre-registration closes on Sunday, April 12, 2009 at 12 midnight Pacific.
3. Mail-in and fax registrations will NOT be accepted.
4. All participants are required to sign a waiver/release form at Athlete Registration. Participants under the age of 18 will require a parent or guardian to sign the waiver form IN PERSON.
5. ANSI or SNELL - approved helmets are required for all cycling events.
6. A participant's age is determined by the age of the rider on December 31, 2009.
7. Please note - absolutely NO REFUNDS will be issued.
8. Each registered athlete will receive:
One (1) Four-day Festival Pass - Value $30.00. Includes free parking and expo entry.

On-Site Athlete Registration and Packet Pick-up Hours:

Wednesday, April 15, 2009:
Athlete Registration and Packet Pick-up 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Thursday, April 16, 2009:
Athlete Registration and Packet Pick-up 6:00am to 6:00pm
***Athlete Registration for all Friday events closes at 6:00pm Thursday***
Friday, April 17, 2009:
Athlete Registration and Packet Pick-up 6:00am to 6:00pm
***Athlete Registration for all Saturday events closes at 6:00pm Friday***
Saturday, April 18, 2009:
Athlete Registration and Packet Pick-up 6:00am to 6:00pm
***Athlete Registration for all Sunday events closes at 6:00pm Saturday***
Sunday, April 19, 2009:
Athlete Packet Pick-up ONLY 6:00am to 11:00am
***Athlete Registration for all Sunday events closed at 6:00pm Saturday***

Registration for all events closes the day prior to the event at 6pm. There will be NO day-of race registration - NO EXCEPTIONS.

Important General Event Information:

1. Pets are NOT allowed at the Laguna Seca Recreation Area, including campgrounds, during special events. This is a Monterey County Parks Department regulation. Please leave your dog and other pets at home.
2. All pre-ordered merchandise can be picked up near the registration area.
3. Reserved parking is available near the registration area for carpoolers. Carpooling is defined as four (4) or more people per vehicle. Buses do not apply.

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